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Fresh from doco node member Seth Keen: Kia Ora from AOTEAROA. I have video work ‘Dead TV’ in the MINA 2014 international screening tonight, Thursday in Auckland and at the NZ archive in December.

Many honours students are currently doing a full day ‘edit bootcamp’ where they are working intensively on completing their major research project. This is the fifth bootcamp day we’ve held this year, and they seem to be working well. Many of the students are doing work that is aligned to the lab, and we hope …

Adrian Danks commissioned and edited a special issue of Senses of Cinema dedicated to one of the key figures of Australian screen culture, scholar, academic, actor, poet, broadcaster, voiceover artist and raconteur, John Flaus. The issue consists of 39 separate articles, poems and essays incorporating work published by John over the last 60 years and …

nonfictionLab’s poetry node engages in both creative and critical explorations of what poetry and poets can do in the field of nonfiction writing. Current projects include poetic biographies (including experiments in programmable media), theoretical explorations of landscape poetry and the quarterly journal Rabbit.

Want to work on interactive documentary? RMIT University is currently inviting applications for PhD scholarships. I’m encouraging applicants with first class Honours or equivalent qualifications, who are interested in undertaking thesis or project based research into interactive documentary, to consider applying. I am particularly interested in students who would like to: investigate and/or make new …

Hannah’s project-based research is developing models for interactive documentary specific to the affordances of the network. Hannah is specifically interested in how aesthetic noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice find rhythms with the mess of the everyday. Hannah has presented at the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association annual conference, The World Cinema …

Peta Murray is a writer, dramaturge and teacher. Her short fiction has been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known plays are Wallflowering and Salt, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. March 2014 saw the premiere of a new work for performance, Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a …

  Tresa LeClerc is a higher degree by research candidate at RMIT, where she is working on a Creative Writing research project as part of her PhD Media and Communication. She also holds a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Melbourne. Her undergraduate degree is in English Literature …

Paul Ritchard lectures in film production His research focuses on film/media production as well as its intersections with teaching practice. His PhD is titled THE RIVER PROJECT A Poetics of Eco-Critical Film-Making where he is producing a series of films located around the Snowy River. They are investigating place, the poetics of rivers and the …

Rachel is selection officer and careers officer for the Media programs. She teaches media production (specialising in film and television) and research in both the undergraduate and masters programs in the School of Applied Communication. Rachel also supervises a number of thesis students from the Master of Communication degree. Rachel’s previous tertiary teaching experience includes …

MASTERS OF ARTS (MA) Cinema Studies, La Trobe University. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION – MEDIA STUDIES (B.ED), Media Studies and Visual Communication, Deakin University. Teaching/work responsibilities Rachel is selection officer and careers officer for the Media programs. Rachel teaches media production (specialising in film and television) and research in both the undergraduate and masters programs in …

Jessica L. Wilkinson’s first book of poetry marionette: a biography of miss marion davies was published by Vagabond Press in 2012 and shortlisted for the 2014 Kenneth Slessor Prize. Her second book Suite for Percy Grainger: a biography is forthcoming in December 2014. She is the founding editor of RABBIT: a journal for nonfiction poetry. In 2014, Jessica won …

Lucinda Strahan is a writer and journalist with an ongoing interest in visual languages and hybrid forms. She has published extensively on visual art and culture in newspapers, magazines and arts journals, and her experimental literary-visual works have been shown in the exhibitions Girls! Girls! Girls! (2008) and Writing Naked (2009). She holds a MA …

Dr. Seth Keen is a New Zealand–Australian documentary designer and producer, who has worked for 20 years in the film and television industry. He is a lecturer in new media at RMIT University in Melbourne. Seth holds a MA (by Research) in Media Arts and a PhD (Media and Communication). His academic research on documentary …

Kyla’s research interests focus on audio documentary and convergent media production. Using practice-based research methodology Kyla’s long-form audio documentaries explore the translation of film making practices and music compositional techniques into audio documentary and feature production. Kyla’s work in convergent media concentrates on social or participatory media productions that solicit and incorporate user generated work. …

We met, discussed writing progress to date (very good, and no problems yet). There was a bit of discussion about writing software (Scrivener versus Word), reading practices, bibliography managers, and when people write. We then did a brief exercise to help think about what our essays are about. This involved a Venn diagram and the …